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Rate Testing — Removing the Mystery of Preload

by | Apr 1, 2010 | Articles, Springs Magazine

Testing the Rate of compression springs is one of the more common activities for spring houses. Spring Rate is the force created when a spring is deflected an inch. It is, therefore, the basic determinant of all loads at any height. The load created with a given travel (deflection) can be determined with the following formula.

 

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